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  • Title: Jikipayinga (12/14)
  • Artist: Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (dec)
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Tiwi Design
  • Medium: Etching
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  • Dimensions: 49.7 x 39.3 cm
  • Edition Size: 20
  • Price ($AUD): $ 720

Artwork Story

Yirrikapayi was once a man who lived around Cape Fourcroy. They been spear him. He crawled into the water and turned into a crocodile (Yirrikapayi). Long ago my husband was hunting and fishing when a big crocodile jumped out of the water and grabbed his arm. He save himself. He grab that inside part and pulled. That crocodile let go and died. He didn’t want to eat that crocodile. He been chuck him away. I had two girls at that time, Carmelina and Josette. My husband was a brave man.

© Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, c/o Tiwi Design

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